Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile

Advanced

Re: DX conditions with snow and rain

March 10, 2015 02:15PM
Apparently noone else is going to hazard a guess, so here goes.

The four AM rock stations in NYC in the late 1950s and early 60s were:

WMCA - 570
WABC - 770
WINS - 1010
WMGM - 1050

WMGM was owned by the MGM record label to promote their stuff. They were sold to Storer sometime in 1962, regained their original call of WHN, and went EZ listening. I think they were WNEW for a while. Then Bloomberg. Today they're WEPN sports.

WINS remained rock until late 1963, when the entire Westinghouse chain went all-news.

I'm not certain when WMCA dropped rock, but they became the original all-talk station in NYC, and later got religion.

WABC remained rock until the FM rock stations took over, beginning with WOR-FM and later WNEW-FM. I believe that WPLJ is the FM version of what WABC would be today, but I can't hear it from here for some odd reason. ;)

And WABC never sounded as good as it did in the Spring of 1967 during the AFTRA strike, when management was doing the on-air shifts and the tight format went out the window..! Otherwise their format sucked. But they were #1. Go figger...

And now you know...

For the record, there may indeed have been other AM rock stations in NYC, however these four were all rockers at the same time period: In the late 50s and early 60s. WNBC came much later. WWRL was always more of a soul station.

Life should be enjoyed, not endured.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2015 11:25AM by jtart.
Subject Author Views Posted

DX conditions with snow and rain

RF-1170 687 March 04, 2015 01:12AM

Re: DX conditions with snow and rain

jtart 378 March 04, 2015 08:05AM

Re: DX conditions with snow and rain

RF-1170 412 March 04, 2015 10:07PM

Re: DX conditions with snow and rain

BramStoker 362 March 05, 2015 12:48AM

Re: DX conditions with snow and rain

jtart 408 March 05, 2015 08:04AM

Re: DX conditions with snow and rain

ff 496 March 05, 2015 10:01AM

Re: DX conditions with snow and rain

RF-1170 464 March 05, 2015 04:31PM

Re: DX conditions with snow and rain

jtart 346 March 05, 2015 06:10PM

Re: DX conditions with snow and rain

jtart 380 March 05, 2015 06:11PM

Re: DX conditions with snow and rain

jtart 368 March 10, 2015 02:15PM

Re: DX conditions with snow and rain

RF-1170 421 March 05, 2015 03:56PM



Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login